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Best Indie & Rock Jul 18 - Sep 18

in Columbus

Cat Power at Columbus Athenaeum

Cat Power

Indie icon Cat Power is hitting the road again on much anticipated new countrywide tour in support of her 2023 release: Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert. The solo songstress is known for her fusion of punk, jazz, folk, and blues styles and excellent, emotional guitar playing. 2018's 'Wanderer' was a highly regarded piece of work from the artist and featured a Lana Del Rey collaboration.

The Marcus King Band at KEMBA LIVE!

The Marcus King Band

Still in his 20s, Marcus King has already been tapped as the next great guitarist by The Washington Post. With his intricate story-telling and stellar virtuosic talent on the guitar, this youngster and his band head out on another North American tour. Catch the talented South Carolina native when he brings his upbeat Americana to you!

The Hives at Newport Music Hall

The Hives

The Hives, hailed as the best live band in the rock 'n' roll business, are back on tour in North America, supporting their latest released LP 'The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons'! The sharp-dressed Swedish five-piece has built a phenomenal reputation over the past two-and-a-half decades for their blisteringly energetic live shows, with frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's antics wrapping audiences around his finger as they power through their back catalog of garage rock hits.

Shrek Rave at Newport Music Hall

Shrek Rave

But he might not be the sharpest tool in the shed, so you know what to say when he asks what you're doing in his swamp. Fancy some swampy green cocktails while livin' la vida loca? You're in the right place for that, and like they say, it's dumb just come have fun, cool is dead. Awesome DJs will play the most swamp-worthy sets in between performances to keep your rave spirit alive. Make the most of the night and dress up as your favorite character, just don't skimp out on the gumdrop buttons or the classic Farquaad hair. And the morning after? Make sure you have some waffles!

ZZ Top at Kemba Live Columbus

ZZ Top

Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Rock & Roll hall of famers ZZ Top infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures. Look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times... and of course the iconic (and pretty incredible) facial hair.

Hozier at Schottenstein Center

Hozier

The man who took us to Church is extending his 2023 tour 'Unreal Unearth' into 2024! With a big, soulful voice that plunges to dark, melancholy depths and ascends into wild, fierce howls, Andrew Hozier-Byrne has proved that the hype is justified. The video for his first-ever single, "Take Me to Church," went viral in 2013, reaching over 700 million views to date.

Primus at KEMBA LIVE!

Primus

The ever-undefinable Primus have a huge 2024 ahead of them. As well as touring with Coheed & Cambria and A Perfect Circle, the band are also doing a string of headline sets throughout the USA. Composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde, and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander, Primus has been pushing boundaries for nearly 40 years.

Frank Turner at Newport Music Hall

Frank Turner

One of England's foremost contemporary singer-songwriters, post-hardcore punk turned folk troubadour Frank Turner is returning to the US with a series of live dates in 2024 with support from Amigo the Devil. Known for his extensive touring schedules, fans can expect a passionate and emotionally lifting live show as Frank displays his trademark wit and punk rock-flavored wisdom.

Goth Babe at KEMBA LIVE!

Goth Babe

Pacific Northwester Goth Babe, A.K.A Griff Washburn is packing up his truck and bringing his indie rock beats to stages across the country on a brand new North American jaunt with singer-songwriter Ritt Momney as support. Expect to hear his atmospheric garage tunes including single 'Weekend Friend' and his two EPs, 2021's 'Santa Calatlina' and 2022's 'Iceland' and latest release 'Lola'.

Weezer at Nationwide Arena

Weezer

What's better than going to an 'Island In The Sun'? Seeing Weezer live this year as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut LP, 'The Blue Album'! American alternative rock band Weezer formed in 1992, and since then has created 15 studio albums with no plans of slowing down. The new tour will be accompanied by special guests The Flaming Lips and Dinosaur Jr. as support. You can expect to see them playing The Blue Album in full as well as fan favorites.

Alabama at Ohio Expo Center

Alabama

Alabama can rightly claim to be the band who made country music what it is today. Formed by three cousins in 1969, the band hit their peak in the 1980s with their blend of southern rock and twangy country balladry, a formula that everyone from Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan has built upon in the subsequent years. Now for Alabama are back on the road to celebrating over 50 years of making music!

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